Joining the NJAFP Family

As a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians you are automatically enrolled as a member of your state chapter.  Members may choose the state they live in or the state they work in as their chapter. Membership is not separate. Your annual dues invoice will itemize both national and state dues. The full dues amount must be paid to maintain your membership. For all membership questions, contact Candida Taylor at

As a member of the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, you have access to a host of resources, including:

Practice Resources – Helpful links and materials to help you transform your practice

Career Center  – A listing of available family medicine jobs in New Jersey

Professional Development -  Resources to enhance your professional development

Online Journal  – Get the latest issue of Perspectives: A View of Family Medicine in New Jersey or search back issues

Online Newsletter - Access all past issues of Your Academy in Action

Maintain your membership

Membership types:  AAFF and NJAFP offers a number of membership categories to its members:

  • Active Membership – Physicians engaged in the practice of family medicine, (must meet residency training specifications).
  • Inactive Membership – a temporary membership status offered to members whose practice has been interrupted due to extenuating circumstances. (Circumstances must be verified and reassessed annually)
  • Life Membership – Members who have continued membership for a minimum of twenty years and are either 70 years or older, or completely retired from practice (verification required).
  • Supporting Membership – – Physicians in specialties other than family medicine – Physicians actively engaged in the practice or teaching of family medicine or in medical administration but who do not qualify for Active membership.
  • Resident Membership – Physicians in training in ACGME Accredited 3-yer family medicine residencies, AOA-approved rotating general or FM internships, or graduates immediately extending training or entering fellowships.
  • Student membership – students enrolled in allopathic or osteopathic, approved/accredited medical schools

Visit AAFP Membership for complete information on membership types and eligibility.

Reinstating – If your membership was canceled for non-payment of dues or lack of CME, you can become reinstated once you have paid dues for the amount of time lapsed and/or provided documentation of CME (150 credits per three-year re-election cycle) that you have earned. When you are reinstated, there is no gap in your years of membership.

Rejoining – When you rejoin the AAFP, you are given a new enrollment date, as if you are a new member. You do not receive credit for your previous years of membership. To rejoin, you must submit a new application which must be approved by both the AAFP and NJAFP. Dues payment and CME requirements will apply.

To learn more about rejoining or becoming reinstated as a member, please visit the AAFP site for more information.